It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . again? Emily in Paris‘s Lily Collins and Ashley Park come bearing gifts as they share a few behind-the-scenes moments from the season two finale in a recent video for Netflix. No matter if you’re Team Alfie or Team Gabriel, I think everyone agrees that Mindy Chen’s (Park) flawless performance of “Mon Soleil” is a real chef’s kiss moment. In the clip, Park revealed that Alfie’s (Lucien Laviscount) “Get it my man!” reaction to Mindy sharing a kiss with Benoît (Kevin Dias) on stage was improvised.
“That’s what was so sweet about all the reaction shots . . . it’s just always this genuine, like supportive energy,” she explained in the video, adding that her costars make filming the show “feel like I’m with my friends.” Collins chimed in, saying, “Oh my God, are you kidding me, it’s because you’re frickin’ awesome. It’s impossible not to react.”
As for Emily Cooper’s heart-to-heart chat with Mindy on the bench? It turns out that the script hit home for both actors off screen. “I remember that like, some of what Emily was saying, you were like, ‘Oh my God, this is so resonating with me,'” Collins recalled. “Remember we were both like, looking at lines, being like, ‘This applies to me, no this applies to me,’ and we’re like, ‘Okay, it applies to both of us.'” Same, girl. Same.
Watch Collins and Park give their full commentary above, then check out everything that happened in season 2 of Emily in Paris, which is streaming on Netflix now.